UPDATED: 10/26/15 – While what was expected to be a life-threatening storm made landfall Friday evening, winds had weakened significantly and resulted in a lesser impact than anticipated. In an update to supporters, Team Rubicon CEO Jake Wood says, “Current impact reports indicate significant flooding and wind damage around the coastal areas of Jalisco and Colima. However, no casualties or requests for international assistance have been reported at this time.”
We still wanted to recognize our Classy partners who were mobilizing efforts and preparing to deploy their resources. Below you’ll find a list of organizations who stood by and are now keeping a close eye on any residual impacts of the hurricane.
How You Can Support
Click the name of the organization to learn more about them or donate directly to their Hurricane Patricia campaigns:
PCI is an international aid organization focused on disease prevention and community health. They have already assembled an immediate response team
Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, is focused on alleviating the effects of disasters, disease, and endemic poverty. Their team is planning to deliver relief and support to affected areas.
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization aiming to feed vulnerable communities through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response. They are mobilizing efforts to assist families impacted by Patricia.
All Hands Volunteers engages volunteers, partner organizations, and local communities to address the needs of communities affected by natural disasters. They are collecting funds to deploy services to those impacted by Hurricane Patricia.
Team Rubicon is a disaster relief organization that combines the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams. They are standing by to send out a recon team to evaluate damages and help those in need.
All media inquiries or anyone interested in connecting with one of the organizations listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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